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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe- Baking with My Kids

>> Sunday, October 17, 2010

My kids and I love to bake together. It is a fun project for all of us and I love that they get exposure to how things work in the kitchen. Yesterday, we made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins together. Yummy!

We had a small ornamental pumpkin that was had a little spot that was beginning to rot. So I cut out the tiny rotten spot, cut it in half, and let the kids scrap out the seeds. Then I scraped out the remaining strings that are always more challenging and just require a little more muscle. I baked it for about an hour until soft. Let cool and then peel and puree. We did this part the day before muffin making so that it would be already but you could also just use canned pumpkin if you prefer!

We used a recipe I got from Beyond The Moon Cookbook. I made a few modifications to suit my taste. Feel free to do the same!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe:

1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
3/4 cup milk

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 cup unbleaced white flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder

2 ounces chocolate chips
2 ounces white chocolate chips
we didn't have any pecans on hand but I would've thrown in 1/2 cup if we did

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin tin (I used coconut oil for this.)

We beat all the wet ingredients together, then added the dry slowly (which I had already mixed together in a separate bowl). Fold in nuts and chocolate.

Spooned into muffin cups and cooked for about 20 minutes.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins make a great seasonal holiday treat to share!

You may also like to read Cranberry Orange Quick Bread Recipe.


Lisa,  said... October 17, 2010 at 4:01 PM  

What a fun way to spend the morning together as a family. I used to love baking with my mom too when I was little. She baked for me a lot back then, and now that I'm older, I bake for her. It truly instills wonderful family values.

In The Mommy Business,  said... October 18, 2010 at 6:07 PM  

Stopping by since I saw you entered one of our giveaways, I wanted to see what your blog is all about and I have to say it looks fun!

Unknown,  said... October 19, 2010 at 7:56 AM  

These sound delicious ;)...
I love baking with my lil ones I'm not good at it by any means and make more mess than they do sometimes. And hey if they turn out a disaster I just say LOOK AT WHAT THE KIDS

Frugal and Fun Mom,  said... October 22, 2010 at 10:51 PM  

Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award on my page! Congrats!!

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